Tag: wordpress

  • How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    One of the top questions I get is how to add JavaScript for your shortcode the right way without affecting pagespeed.

  • Should I care about GDPR? The GDPR checklist.

    Should I care about GDPR? The GDPR checklist.

    Most of us think about GDPR the way we think about most abbreviations, that is to say, not at all. Abbreviations always have a negative consequence- even BYOB means you have to pay for the beer yourself. I’d been happily ignoring GDPR for a while now, much like the rest of the online community, until […]

  • Should I be Using Google AMP?

    Should I be Using Google AMP?

    Google’s AMP project, short for Accelerated Mobile Pages, came out of nowhere to become one of the more polarizing topics in the modern web. Okay, so maybe not nowhere. AMP came out of one of the largest and most powerful tech companies on the internet. In fact, one of the main criticisms of AMP is […]

  • Get a thumbnail from the Vimeo API

    Get a thumbnail from the Vimeo API

    Grabbing the thumbnail URL for a video hosted on YouTube has always been simple. Just stick the video’s unique ID into a URL and bam- there’s your image. When it came to the Vimeo API, on the other hand, it used to be simple. Recently Vimeo has been in the process of sunsetting it’s classic […]

  • WordPress Tip: Create theme or plugin ZIP file with Gulp

    WordPress Tip: Create theme or plugin ZIP file with Gulp

    The way I develop now, I’m using NPM to grab packages, and typically Gulp to handle things like processing my Sass and JavaScript files. Gulp has been a great addition to the dev toolkit, allowing you to handle some repetitive tasks with just the click of a button or a few simple words on the […]

  • Best WordPress Podcasts

    Best WordPress Podcasts

    I love podcasts. I also love staying up to day and learning more about WordPress. Unfortunately, podcasters seem to create new podcasts and then abandon them faster than Because of this, many of the lists online now are a little out-of-date. I quickly talk about some of the best WordPress podcasts that are coming out now with […]

  • Membership Website Development for TalkInArabic.com

    Membership Website Development for TalkInArabic.com

    Recently I had the great responsibility to work on the redesign/relaunch of leading Arabic educational resource, TalkInArabic.com. The website is a huge content library, accessible via paid memberships and restricted content. What makes the service so unique is their focus on real-world dialects over academic language. “We really appreciated Brian’s professionalism and dedication to the […]

  • Gutenberg: The Obligatory Review

    Gutenberg: The Obligatory Review

    The WordPress content editor has been, for a long time, the biggest achilles heel in regards to new WordPress users. I’m a huge fan of ambitiously designed articles, like the infamous NYTimes Greenland piece, which is now two years old. To achieve that effect in WordPress now is no easy feat, but the current focus […]

  • Speaking at WordCamp OC 2017

    Speaking at WordCamp OC 2017

    I will be speaking at WordCamp OC 2017 on the topic of WordPress for Nonprofits. June 10 & 11 in Irvine. When I originally applied to speak, I remember filling out a few boxes, summarizing my potential speech in three lines or less. To be perfectly honest, I have no idea what I wrote. I’m sure it was […]

  • Web Design and Development for Velstand Commercial

    Web Design and Development for Velstand Commercial

    New website designed and developed for my friends at Velstand Commercial. Eric and Erik at Velstand run a great commercial property investment company. They also had a real need for a modern and sophisticated website match the high quality of their investment portfolio. The site is built on WordPress and takes advantage of a custom theme. […]